6Mazda MPV LW

Mazda MPV LW (1999-2006)

6Mazda MPV LW
3.8

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13 reviews
13 reviews
Leelee4564
Leelee4564Hunter Region, NSW3 posts
 
Asanka
Asanka
 

Best 7 seater ever

I bought my MPV 2000/2001 model in 2011. We are so happy with it. You will not find a people mover which drives like a car, powerful V6 when you want power, space like a van, visibility like a bus. I wish they have the new version in Australia.

When you have kids and if you like to travel , this is a very good vehicle to have.

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niloc79
niloc79South Australia19 posts
 

Good family car

Have owned the MPV for the last 10 months. My wife wanted another Kluger but the rear leg room is only for little kids. The MPV Can seat 7 adults but middle row seat leg room is tight. All of the rear seats are removable, but they are heavy and a pain in the back to put back in. Has rear aircon vents in the roof which work really well. It handles well considering it's quite a tall car. Very easy to park and reverse especially if you lower the back of the middle seat when not in use. Fuel consumption is around 13L per 100kms which I expected from a V6. The most annoying and pretty dangerous is front wheel drive wheel spin especially on wet roads. Don't even think of trying to take off quick in the wet. It will just sit there and spin away!

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Tigartim
TigartimAU
 

10 years young

We have 3 boys and had taken MPV to many road trips. MPV is a highly versatile car because it contains 7 individual bucket seats. Each seat is removable, great for those camping trips & transporting big items, book cases, beds etc. We never have any trouble our MPV, car always park out in the open yet the paint work still looks new. I found it hard to part with our MPV because no car in the current market offers 7 individual removable seats. it is a very roomy car but drives like a std station wagon, except better due to its height.

thomasmagill98
thomasmagill98Sydney3 posts
 
thomasmagill98
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Also the cruise control is hopeless. Drops gears going up hills and goes into the red zone.

nick11
nick11AU3 posts
 
SJEDGE
SJEDGE8 posts
 
shakir15
shakir1534 posts
 
messyhouse
messyhouse13 posts
 
Charles_James
Charles_JamesAU18 posts
 

Mazda MPV Engine issues

American Ford engine biggest weakness with this car. In 2011, the car was taken to the work shop twice at great cost to repair.First being a cracked PCV hose and the second was for a faulty coil. Both these items are located at the back of the engine, practically underneath the dash board so took a long time to locate and fix. Reading on the MPVClub website, this is a very common problem. Mazda Australia would not come to the party to fix the coil issue even though the car had not yet at that int covered 100,000kms. I would suggest check service history if buying used to see if these two problems have been addressed. Otherwise, steer clear.
Spacious, easy removable seats.
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charlie_e
charlie_eSydney, NSW
 

Good

Looking at the service records for this vehicle, there appears to be few repairs on any major (expensive) parts, more like a series of small electrical problems. Time will tell if this continues.
value for money buying price--$7000 from a dealer for a 1999 model with 104,000km. V. comfortable on the open road.
Uncomfortable surge uphill in low gear in automatic setting--drops into high reving low gear then drops back quickly. V. annoying each time I leave home which is on a hill. High fuel consumption as mentioned in previous postings. Show reply
shane.ashton
shane.ashton
 

Excellent

have been absolutely pleased with MPV. I suspect though Mazda intends phasing out MPV at the end of 2006/7. They don't seem interested in getting a greater market share by introducing a new MPV which is updated. Take a look at the Japanese website & you will see what the Japanese have this year. Great styling, bose sound system, electric doors, GPS, the list goes on. What do we get? 5 years since the last major re-vamp. Wake up Mazda, Australia. things look good for the new Tarago!
flexible seating, V6 power plant, Interior space.
Dated Looks. Lacks Gizmos.
nosilla
nosilla3 posts
 

Good

Exception drive experience, value for money and kids are happy when travelling long distances as there is plenty of room.
Flexible seating, great for holiday travelling interstate.
expensive to service

Questions & Answers

Cindy S.
Cindy S.

Will 2002 Mazda MPV seats fit in 2005 Mazda MPV?

mel
mel

I was just wondering if it is expensive to replace parts

Charles_James
Charles_James  
SJEDGE
SJEDGE  

The above reply from charles jamed is spot my mechanic always tries to use genetic parts as in most cases they are no different

Laz
Laz

Are computer problems common with the MPV. I have one and the garage is telling me i need a replacement. Are they avaiable and how much do they cost

Charles_James
Charles_James  

I've had no issues with my MPV however go to www.MPVCLUB.com as it contains a wealth of information and plenty of helpful members who maybe able to answer your question.

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